We’ve had cats with threatening auras. bedrooms. texts. Even toilets. It’s about time we moved to the kitchen, don’t you think?
There’s a Facebook group called ‘Food with threatening auras’ and its 84,000 members will make you feel like a master chef in no time.
From burnt dinner to stomach-cramp-inducing recipes, the pictures they share perfectly illustrate that cooking is a crazy adventure, and no two people have the exact same understanding of it.
So prepare your taste buds for a wild ride and continue scrolling to check out the images!
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We managed to get in touch with one of the group’s admins, Liz, and she was kind enough to tell us more about it.
“Surprisingly, we don’t have many issues with trolls anymore,” she told Bored Panda. “Granted, I know we can’t catch everything but the tools Facebook provides to help filter out the trolls (ie the questions to join) really seem to help weed them out.”
But that wasn’t always the case. “I know when the group first blew up, we had to do a lot more policing than we do now. One of our biggest issues then was trying to figure out what posts to let through without it offending different cultures.”
Liz highlighted that while something may be threatening to one end of the world, it may not be to the other.
“This ended up sparking a lot of heated debate (to put it nicely) within the comments” but “everything has really seemed to chill out in the past year or so, thankfully.”
The admin of the group thinks probably the best adjective to describe its members is curious. “How can you not be looking at some of these images? Personally, I find myself wondering how 90% of these foods would taste and whether I’d immediately regret it or not.”
But Liz believes her internet family are also great memes. “The comments are always where the true gold is, and these people are [too] funny. Throw in a dash of mental illness and there you have the FWTA community,” she explained, laughing.
As you can see from the pics, the content on ‘Food with threatening auras’ comes in many shapes (mostly crooked ones). But Liz said “the most popular ones are definitely those that have to do with ‘bodily autonomy’ or look phallic.
“Products with questionable advertisements and descriptions are also ones I see a lot,” she added. “My personal favorite are the ones that change food products, like the infamous ‘Mayoreo’ but we don’t see those as often since Facebook started flagging those types of images.”
The admin said this group is the child of quarantine boredom and at first was very local, uniting just a few friends. Now, however, it’s international, with people from all over the world. “None of us really had any idea how it started to blow up, and its definitely been an experience learning to handle so many personalities on the same forum.”
“It has been a lot to handle at times, but I think every admin can agree that it’s awesome to be a part of something that reaches so many people. Even if it is a bunch of cursed food images.”
Interestingly, quarantine was a time when quite a few people started taking a closer look at their fridges. In fact, from May 2020 to January 2021, the share of tweets about healthy foods increased by 20 percent compared to pre-pandemic estimates, while fast food and alcohol tweets decreased by 9 percent and 11 percent, respectively. However, as we now know, some cursed food aficionados remained active too.